Beauty Tips

10 Quick Eye Makeup Tips

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Eyes are said to be windows to the soul.

For women particularly, eyes are a beautiful expressive feature and are the first thing you notice. Makeup is a powerful tool that you can get creative with and complete your look. It is not easy to get the eyes right especially when you start out initially.

Read on to discover some tips and techniques professional makeup artists use to help you create your own makeup personality by mastering your eyeshadow and eyeliner application.

1. Avoid pairing intense lip color with strong eye makeup. Never accentuate more than one feature on your face lest people’s focus will be on the makeup rather than on you.

2. When you use a mascara wand to coat the brush, avoid using a pumping action since this adds air into the case making it dry out.

3. While liquid eyeliner gives a wonderful dramatic effect, it can be messy to apply. The trick is to first wipe off excess on the back of your hand to help give it more staying power.

4. When applying eye shadow, remember that a dark shadow makes the eyes recede while a light shadow makes the eyes pop out.eye beauty tips

5. Never forget to blend. Your eyes shouldn’t be able to detect any obvious lines and it should appear as seamless and natural as possible.

6. Try to avoid using waterproof mascara as much as possible. Even though it has amazing staying power, it can prove hard to remove and can make you pull and damage the delicate tissue around your eye.

7. When applying makeup below the eyes, ensure that the makeup above the eyes is always your guide. Never apply too much below than above. The result you should be seeking is to have an upward effect with your makeup application rather than a look that draws attention downwards. When in doubt, start applying makeup above the eyes first to help you determine what you should do below.

8. The best way to give a lift to your eyes is to use an eyelash curler that allows for better precision when curling the lash. To ensure that the curl lasts throughout the day, seal it using gel mascara soon after curling.

9. In case your lashes are thinning or small, a good tip is to dampen the eyeliner brush then apply a small amount of powder as close as possible to the lash working your way to the layer along the lash line. For short lashes, lengthening mascara is a great idea since they contain fibers that can build up on the tips of the lashes and help in creating the illusion of longer looking and fuller lashes. Thickening mascara that have silicone, also help in enhancing the appearance of the lashes.

10. Eye shadow comes in a variety of textures including liquids, creams, and powders. Powders are usually the most popular since they are the easiest to control. Gloss and creams help to give a nice highlighted effect, especially for the evening. However, they tend to smudge rather easily and finally form in the creases of the eye. Therefore, wear them with care.

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The trick to successful eye makeup application is being creative and confident.

When it comes to their makeup routine, most women prefer to stick to neutrals.

Never be afraid to be creative and experiment sometimes to find the look that will suit you best.

You should give color a chance on occasion. The eyes are probably the only feature on the face where just about everything goes.

This communicates a lot about your personal style as well as yourself.

Further Reading:

Tips for younger looking eyes

Idol Lash Review – My Opinion

Eye Make-Up – Is your look outdated?

eyesSometimes in life we get ‘Stuck in a Rut’ – we just get so used to doing something that we aren’t even aware that we are.

Well this can be the case on all of lifes levels! – & yes, that can include as something as simple as eye make-up! – or all your make up for that matter.

This is something that dawned on me just the other day & I thought I should do a ‘wee post’ about it.

I haven’t changed my routine for years – now this is not to say that you have to – BUT, isn’t it time that you at least make a conscious effort to review what you’re doing? I ended up being pretty happy with what I was doing; but saying that I have implemented a few small tweaks.

 

Make Sure Your Eyes Are Up To Date/Modern

Everyone has that favorite look they love for their eyes.

You know just how to apply your liner and makeup to give yourself the stylish look that you feel great in. but if you’ve been doing the same thing for years, it may be time to adopt a new look.

You could be pushing people away with an outdated look and letting the attention go to someone who keeps up with the trends.

Be daring and try a new look, like the cats eyes look we have seen from Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence. This can add a little sauciness to your typical look and really make your eyes pop.

Look at what the celebrities and the trendier people around you are trying out and see if their look works for you. With some practice and a little experimentation, you may find a new favorite look.

 

Use Subtlety to Make Prominent Eyes Look Fantastic

Just because your eyes are the first thing most people see when they look at you, that does not mean they need to be your most prominent feature.eye make up old fashioned?

Some people have large or very prominent eyes, and it becomes distracting during social interactions. If you find that is the case with you, then you can actually do something about it with some makeup.

Abstain from using highlights to tone down your prominent eyes. You should also stay away from heavy eyeliner. Just use medium eye shadow to give your eyes a gentler look.

 

So just a short article – but hopefully giving you something to think about!

Have a quick ‘stock check’ on your look – you may find that you don’t want to change anything – but at least you will have looked.

Do you need inspiration? – Here is a thread I found on Pinterest of literally hundreds of makeup looks – Pinterest – Makeup Looks

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Eye Quick Tips – Starting off right

A new series of ‘Quick Tips’ – This is your 1st one – pretty straightforward & some would say obvious – but we are going back to basics!!

 

make up eyesQuick Tip #1 – Starting Eye Makeup off Right

When you do your makeup, do you feel like you cannot wait to get to your eyes?

You know they are your best feature, and you love how they look when they are all made up….

……but if you do not start with a proper base, your eyes just aren’t going to look quite right!!

Begin by putting down an even base and consider your skin tone when choosing the right shade. – If you put down a layer of foundation on your eyelids – you can get rid of many of the imperfections that might otherwise show up.

You want people to look at your eyes and notice how beautiful they are. But you don’t want them to look there and see something embarrassing. So take your time, slow down to give yourself a nice foundation and work from there.  The end results will definitely be worth it.

More next tip on this new series!

Thanks for reading.

Idol Lash – My Video Review

idollash, video, reviewWhilst I have been reviewing Idol Lash, I have also been trying to teach myself recording Video’s & putting them on YouTube (as everyone seems to be doing them!!).

So this is my 3rd attempt (the 2 previous were awful!)….it is just a few slides that sum up my review. Don’t laugh!, I know it’s simple….but even Spielberg had to start somewhere!!

 

Click Here For:  Official Idol Lash Website 

 

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Eye Based Beauty Tips

eye, beauty, tipsHere you go….a little post of various hints & tips I have picked up over the years that you may already know….but some you may not.

Freeze Your Eye Liner

Does your eye liner constantly crumble while putting it on? Our friends at You Beauty recommend leaving it in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to applying your make up. It should glide along your lash line seamlessly after that.

 

Turn Up The Heat

For curlier, flirty lashes, the experts at You Beauty recommend heating your lash curler with a hair dryer for five to eight seconds before curling them.

 

Keep Misbehaving Eyebrows In Check

Spritz an old toothbrush or a clean mascara wand with hairspray, then brush brows and style them as desired. Even the most hard to tame brows will fall in line with this trick.

 

Applying False Eyelashes

Adding extra eye fringe amps up the glam instantly. First, take your falsies and loosen them by gently flexing the eyelash band, then curl your natural lashes to make sure your falsies line up with your actual lash line. Apply glue on your falsies using a Q-tip. Using tweezers (or finger tips if you feel that gives you more control), place your falsies as close to your lash line as possible. Let your lashes dry for a minute before you add a coat of mascara (this is optional).

 

Uses For Old Mascara Wands

Don’t throw away your old mascara wand, it’s still got a few uses left. Clean it and use it as a brow brush instead. You might even find it handy around the house — use it to unclog sinks or clean tough to reach areas in your home.

 

Don’t Pump Your Mascara

The experts at Beauty Is My Duty say that you should never pump your mascara (i.e., moving the wand up and down in the tube really quickly) because it will only allow air into the tube which will cause your mascara to dry (and ultimately shorten its lifespan).

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4 Top Beauty Articles for Tips

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I spend a lot of time on the internet looking at all the new things on the market, top tips for make up & general articles to make me/my life better (or so I think!).

For a while I have been keeping a note of the various articles I have read, enjoyed & found useful with the intention of writing an article about this & giving you the links.

Well here it is!

But first, if you want a quick video hit of top tips, here is a clip I found on YouTube that is STUFFED! with great content & beauty tricks

 

 

Article 1 – Budget Beauty

This is from a very good website called ‘TotalBeauty’. They are a wealth of knowledge, articles, reviews & opinions.

One of their articles recently was discussing 10 Best Budget Beauty Tips & looks at various household items that most of us have lying around…that have an alternative use in beauty.

Some of them included the following:

A quick tip for fixing yellow stained nails with Lemon

A mashed potato foot spa!

Honey based bubble bath

Strawberry based acne cure…

Does this tickle your interest? Well follow the link below to read more

Total Beauty – 10 Best Budget Beauty Tip

 

 

Article 2 – 50 Best Beauty Tip

Found this article on a Canadian website & it is one of those great 2 or 3 liner lists of tips.

Yes I have no doubt that you will know a lot of them but it’s so easy & quick to read there is little point not skimming through as you know that even if there is only 1 or 2 things you didn’t know it will be worth it!

Ones that I haven’t come across included:

Dab your eyebrows with warm water before using tweezers to pluck them.
This softens the skin & makes it easier to pluck & when you do pluck, do them in the direction they grow.

I knew the 2nd bit but had never thought/done the warm water thing….& it now seems SO obvious.

 Exfoliate your lips  This is for dry, flaky lips before you apply lipstick. Just put lip balm on them 1st & scrub (not too hard) with a toothbrush & wipe away the flakes etc with a tissue.

I never thought of this either! Probably as you don’t associate a toothbrush with your lips! Despite how close to where the proper location for its use is.

Toothpaste & spot zapping – Yes, I have both heard & done the ‘blob’ of toothpaste on a spot at night….what I wasn’t aware of was that it is best to use ‘organic’ toothpaste rather than the usual ‘gel’ type stuff most people have/use. 

So well worth getting one in especially for that reason….& you also have a backup if you do run out of your usual  brand!

Anyway, this is a great article & well worth a scan through to see if you can pick up any handy hints/tips. The link is below.

Huffington Post – 50 Best Beauty Tips

 

 

Article 3 – 10 Beauty Tips for Women from Guys

This was another article I stumbled across for a UK website called ‘The Fashion Spot’. As you may have guessed, this caught my attention, as do most things that are what we are looking for (tips etc) but with a bit of an angle.

So I was intrigued. It is not as good as the above articles (in my humble opinion) but worth a read all the same.

Things I picked up from the article included the following:

Put hand sanitizer on your feet & leave for 60 seconds until the alcohol has evaporated. This will help kill of any infection & bacteria on your feet & between your toes, which is great for keeping athletes foot or other conditions at bay.

Put cubes of ice in your mouth to reduce puffiness & dark circles under your eyes….yep, news to me! You push it onto the roof of your mouth & let it melt (not the most pleasant feeling) but hey, if it works, I’ll give it a go!

The link to the post is below:

The Fashion Spot – 10 Best Beauty Tips for women from real guys (and experts)

 

 

Article 4 – Counterintuitive Health & Beauty Tips

So this article has a bit of a different slant to it, but that was what intrigued me. It covers some of the things we do/suffer from & gives advice as to how to solve them…..but the solutions are not always what you would have thought!

Some of my hilites & ‘eye openers’ from their list were as follows:

You’ll potentially love this one…..in order to reduce breakouts of spots…..wait for it!….Eat more chocolate! Yes, read that again, that is what it said. Click the link below to find out the science if you want. I personally skimmed the science & was distracted by the claim!

If you want whiter teeth…..brush less. When you actually read this, it’s not quite the full truth, it links to what food you have had or what you were drinking (e.g. Orange juice), but fairly interesting nonetheless.

The link to the article is below, but a minor word of warning, their website when I was on it was very slow! Might have just been a one off, it’s not a little site by any stretch of the imagination (they have over 400,000 facebook likes!)

Shape – 10 Most Counterintuitive Health & Beauty Tips

 

Anyway, that is all from me, I hope you enjoyed what you read…..& if you linked to the articles, that they gave you a few tips you did not know. I’ll do this again when I have 3 or 4 more good articles that fit a particular topic.

Thanks for reading.

Want to read more? Check out our post that looks a ‘Getting Longer & Thicker Eyelashes’, it has some great content & includes a video packed with information.

Enjoy!